Sue’s Top 10 (Plus One) WWII Stories

Fiction authors love to write about the Second World War. The focus could be on personal struggle, secrets and espionage, battles, family, tragedy, or happiness—the scope of the historical moment was so sweeping that it can encompass any story a writer wants to tell. Here are Sue’s top 10 (plus one extra) WWII stories, each set during this unique moment in history.

(Note: All formats listed were accurate at the time of publication. If you find a format that’s no longer available, please let us know!)

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
by Mark T Sullivan
Available in print regular &  large, audio CD
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Beneath+a+Scarlet+Sky&te=

Lilac Girls
by Martha Hall Kelly
Available print regular & large, audio CD, and from Overdrive ebook
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Lilac+Girls&te=

Sarah’s Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay
Available in print, DVD, Bluray and from Overdrive eaudio
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sarah%27s+key&te=

The Seamstress
by Sara Tuvel Bernstein
Available from Overdrive in eaudio
https://westlake.overdrive.com/media/716644

Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand
Available in print book, audio CD, Overdrive ebook & eaudio
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results/?qu=hillenbrand+AND+unbroken

The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn
Available in print book and from Overdrive ebook and Hoopla ebook & eaudio
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=TITLE=alice+network+&h=1

The Hiding Place
by Corrie Ten Boom
Available in print book and audio CD and Hoopla ebook & eaudio
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=TITLE=Hiding+place+&qu=AUTHOR=Ten+Boom+&h=1

In the Garden of Beasts
by Erik Larson
Available in print book, audio CD, and from Overdrive ebook & eaudio, Hoopla ebook
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=In+the+Garden+of+Beasts&te=&rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris
Available in print book and from Overdrive ebook, and Hoopla eaudio
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Tattooist+of+Auschwitz&te=&rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle

We Were the Lucky Ones
by Georgia Hunter
Available in print book regular and large and from Overdrive ebook
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=We+Were+the+Lucky+Ones&te=&rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle

Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
Available in print book regular and large print, audio CD and playaway, and from Overdrive ebook & eaudio, Hoopla eaudio
https://discover.westlakelibrary.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&qu=TITLE%3Dnightingale+&qu=AUTHOR%3Dhannah+&te=ILS&te=ERC_ST_DEFAULT&h=1